04.15.2020 Sharon Spano, Ph.D.

Finding Inner Calm and Moving Forward, with Tricia Brouk and Rob Dube

 

Tricia Brouk’s Bio:
Tricia Brouk’s passion for storytelling has shaped her work in film, television, and theater for over two decades. She is an award-winning director to include: Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of International Professionals, Award of Merit by The IndieFest for her short documentary Right Livelihood: A Journey to Here, Best Comedy from the Vancouver WebFest for Directing Sublets, and A Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert for her work on John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes.

Her work has been featured on Black Box for ABC, The Affair for Showtime, and Rescue Me on FOX, as well as in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hoax with Richard Gere. She has worked closely with, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Izzard, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Kelly Reilly, Famke Jensen and her dear friend, the late James Gandolfini.

Tricia is committed to producing and directing stories that inspire, entertain, uplift, and foster an exchange of ideas. As the Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, and former Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, she curates the top speakers in the country, and her production company, The Big Talk Productions, shoots documentary shorts on the thought leaders making an impact on our world.

Rob Dube’s Bio:
Rob Dube is the President of imageOne, a company considered by Forbes as "one of America's Best Small Giant Companies" in 2017. imageOne is focused on what they refer to as document lifestyle management. In addition to his role as CEO, Rob has a passion to help other leaders experience the power of meditation. As someone who has meditated for over 14 years, he firmly believes that developing such a practice can dramatically impact how one successfully engages in growing and sustaining a profitable business while leaving a meaningful, purposeful life along the way.

Rob is a master at level of integration, and he attributes much of his success to his daily meditative practice. His passion has led to a donothing™ movement that is based on the premises set forth in his book by the same title. Rob also hosts annual retreats where he gives leaders the opportunity to come together in the Colorado Rockies to explore meditation as a pathway to personal and professional growth.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Tricia shares the significant impact the global pandemic has had on her New York-based business and New Yorkers' way of life during the outbreak
  • Rob discusses how life in the smaller city of Detroit differs from the situation in New York and the adjustments that locals are making to the outbreak of Covid19
  • What adjustments Rob and his team have made to pivot their live event that was originally scheduled for April 2020
  • How Tricia rapidly adjusted her Speakers Who Dare event in late March, and how she innovated a solution to live stream a feature film of speakers
  • Why Rob believes that innovating solutions during these difficult times is the key to creating new business models, and what strategies Rob recommends to survive and thrive
  • How Rob and Tricia believe the current pandemic will alter their businesses in the future once the crisis is over
  • What steps Tricia and Rob recommend we as individuals take to combat the divisive politics of our nation during this challenging period
  • How meditation practice helps Rob focus and get clarity, and how meditation can help you find calm despite the chaos around us
  • What steps Rob recommends to help you develop your ability to meditate, and why meditation is a useful business tool
  • Why you can't really "do meditation wrong," and why it is natural for your mind to wander as you meditate

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Published by Sharon Spano, Ph.D. April 15, 2020